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What Does it Mean to be a Cherokee Beloved Woman?

Traditionally, the designation of Beloved Woman or Man has been bestowed upon women and men who have made special and unique contributions to the Cherokee people. Women of the Eastern Band of Cherokee Indians are now making contributions in many new ways. Because roles have shifted, so, too, should the definitions of the titles we use to honor Cherokee women and men. To help solidify the nomination process, how honorees should be recognized, what they should receive, and to preserve the integrity of the “Beloved” title, the Eastern Band of Cherokee Indians Tribal Council voted unanimously last April to establish a Beloved Women Committee.

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